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Scarlet Aces Down Yellow Jackets 44-38 In Inter-City Thriller
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hit torts Underway To Get Extension
On Turkey Hunting Season By Hunters
Of Roanoke River Valley Area
Scotland Neck, A definate
move is underway up and down
the Roanoke River Valley to ob
tain from the North Caroliina
Wildlife Rescources Commission
♦ an extension of the hunting sea
son for turkeys from January
10 until at least Feburary 1. It
is understood that delegations
already have called upon Tho
mas J. White, chairman of the
commission ..and ..that repre
sentations are being made to
Clyde Patton, director of the
. Their request for extension of
v> the season is based on the fact
that from two days after the
season opened on Thanksgiving
Day, which was November 27,
until approximately December
15 is was impossible to hunt tur
keys in the the Roanoke River
Valley because of the two floods
which came down the river and
prevented the hunters from en
tering the territory to a large
0 extent, and the further regula
tion which prohibits hunting with
in a certain distance of flood
Whether or not any headway
will be made in this matter is
not known. During the early
part of the season when the reg
ulations were first announced re
presentations were made to Mr.
Patton asking that the turkey
V season be extended and that the
regulation which increased the
limit from two turkeys per year
to six per year as a limit but bar
red entirely the killing of turkey
hens be rescinded. At that time
also it was asked that the season
be extended because it was felt
that turkey hunting was entirely
too limited in the Roanoke Val
ley area, especially in view of
the fact that the deer season las
ted the entire time except for ten
days of the turkey season and
hunters found it almost impos
sible to hunt turkeys with much
success while deer dogs are rom
ing the woods. However, the com
mission refused to make any of
the changes although some game
protectors throughout the state
and some officials have conceded
the viewpoint that is practically
impossible except under special
conditions to identify turkeys
coming through the brush to
ward blinds as male or female,
and that the young gobbler so
closely resembles a hen it is vir
tually impossible to tell what it
is until it is immediately on hand.
It is understood that the folks
in Raleigh do not look with any
favor on extension of the season
Respite the hardships under
which turkey hunting has been
conducted this year. It is said by
some of those who have talked
with officials that they contend
It is impossible to extend the sea
son without thirty days notice.
Look Good In
First Start
The Scarlet Aces, Roanoke
Rapids independent basketball
team, staved off a final despera
tion threat in the last few min
utes of the game here last night
to defeat the Yellow Jackets,
varsity high school quintet 44-38
in a real thriller.
For the Aces it was their first
start, and they were hard put
in the final stages of the game
to stave off the high school’s at
tack. With two and a half min
utes to play the Yellow Jackets
pulled to within one point of the
Aces’ lead when James Warren
dropped a shot to run the score
to 37-38.
With time running out rapidly
however, M. C. Newsom got a
lay up shot for the Aces and
Wiley Warren cinched the vic
tory with a swisher in the fin
al minute.
With more consistent shooting
the Aces moved to an early lead
in the game, but were never able
to get far out in front as the
Jax displayed their best brand
of ball seen this year. At the
half the indepent town team was
ahead 24-20.
A good-sized crowd was o n
hand for the game, most of them
partisan high school fans, and
the closeness of the score most
of the way made the clash a real
crowd-pleaser. The high school
quintet, which has been guilty of
some ragged play early this
season, settled down and played
a V.OJHI6 game wmv.ii aim ICU
paying off with plenty of points
and had the Aces calling for
Experience and superior ball
handling paid off for the Aces,
however, as they began to work
the ball in slowly for good shots
at the basket. Early in the ball
game, the Aces showed a lack of
coordination as a unit as passes
went astray, were stolen by the
alert high school defenders or
shots were made from wierd an
Wiley Warren, who last year
played freshman basketball a t
Wake Forest and who is still a
student there, was the hottest
thing on the floor for either team
His floor play sparkled and his
overhead hook shot accounted for
seven field goals and three free
throws for a total of 17 points
to lead the scoring for both sides.
His knack of passing the ball off
behind him even had his team
mates confused on some plays,
but he managed to romp up and
down the floor to lead his team
to victory. Bill Shell played a
consistent, albeit unspectacular,
game and racked up eight points
for the winners.
For the Jackets Earl Rook,
who managed to be in several
places at one time most of the
game, led the scoring with 12
points and was a spark plug on
r 1
the offensive attack. Tommy
Wheeler had one of his best
nights of the season by getting
ten points, and James Warren,
who accounted for some of the
best floor play seen for the Jack
ets, had ten points.
With one victory under their
belt the Aces will point ior meir
next appearance here when they
tangle with the strong Conway
team in the local Armory on
January 8.
Lineups Aces: Bill Shell (8)
and Wiley Warren (17), forwards
James Bryant (8) and M. C.
Newsom (4), center; Fred Coop
er (3), Deaver Shell (1), Draug
han McCommons (3) and Peter
son guards. Jackets: James
Warren (10), A1 Gilliam and So
nny Hines(5), forwards; Tommy
Wheeler (10) and Troy Hasty,
center; Earl Rook (12), Billy
Clemmer (1), Sullivan, Edwards
and C. Hasty, guards. Officials:
Brown and Edmondson. Half -
time score Aces 24-Jax 20.
Tar Heels Remain Slight Favorites
In Sugar Bowl Clash With Oklahoma
St. Louis Edges
Kentucky 42-40
In Cage Thriller
New Orleans, Dec. 31—(AP)—
The “dream game” at college
basketball has been played, and
it was everything the fans had
hoped for.
It ended St. Louis 42, Kentucky
40 in a rousing finish after 40
full minutes of run, run, run and
fight, fight, fight.
The victory here last night
gave Coach Ed Hickey’s Billik
ens the Sugar Bowl champion
ship to add to their National In
vitational title.
And on the basis of those two
I points over Kentucky’s NCAA
kings, the Bills might stake a
claim to recognition as the coun
try’s outstanding college quin
tet of 1948.
Some 7,500 persons saw just
the kind og game that could be
expected from the two teams
that dominated the year’s colle
giate picture.
There was a sensational wind
up with St. Louis, after trailing
most of the game, taking the
winning lead in the final minute.
From the foul line St. Louis
bopped 12 out of 15, and Ken
tucky ten out of 16.
New Orleans, Dec. 31—(AP)—
Underdog Oklahoma’s chances
of beating undefeated North
Carolina in the Sugar Bowl foot
ball game tomorrow appeared
to rest today with the mental at
titude of the Big Seven champs.
There are many among the
curbstone quarterbacks jam
ming this gulfport metropolis
who figure that North Carolina
came here to win the game,
while Oklahoma merely came a
long for the ride.
They are basing their obser
vations on these two facts:
1. The Oklahoma squad did
not arrive at its Biloxi, Miss.,
Training base until last Sunday,
having taken a five-day Christ
mas layoff at the request of the
players themselves.
2. North Carolina, on the oth
er hand, checked into its prac
tice site at Hammond, La., a full
week earlier and has worked out
daily, right through Christmas.
But take it from Charles
(Bud) Wilkinson, the youthful
head coach of Oklahoma, his
Sooners have at least become
serious about wanting to win
the game. Only time will tell
whether the chance came too
‘I was worried when we turn
ed the boys loose for Christ
mas,” he said. ‘Very few of
them were thinking about the
great team we had to play. We
were only about 75 per cent as
good as we were in late Novem
ber, and our last few days of
practice at home were very
‘But since coming to Biloxi
we’ve looked much better. I
doubt if I can bring our fellows
up to their peak of the regular
season, psychologically, but
they’ll be considerably improv
ed over last week.
Still fresh in the minds of
most Carolinans is the Sugar
Bowl game two years ago, when
the Tar Heels bowed to Georgia,
20-10. Such present Tar Heel
stars as halfback Charlie Jus
tice, fullback Hosea Rodgers
and ends Bob Cox and Art Wei
ner were in on that disappoint
Both squads completed their
heavy preparations without mis
hap and were expected to enter
the game at top strength. The
weather forecast, welcomed
by both coaches, was for no
rain and a temperature in the
60’s. North Carolina remained
a three-point favorite.
16 Bowl Games j
Finally Finish
Grid Season
lege football finally ends its 1948 *
season tomorrow—in 1949—in 16 *
bowl extravaganzas from Flori- 3
da to California.
With a little cooperation from 1
the weatherman, the shows will
be bigger than ever. The quali- j
ty should be up to par, too, de- 1
spite almost unanimous moan- *
ings from the coaches.
At Miami, where Georgia is 3
favored over Texas in the !
Orange Bowl, Georgia Coach J
Wally Butts said his boys were -
“just about as ready as I can
get ’em. They look miserable.”
Blair Cherry of Texas was a
little happier, but he wouldn’t
predict any success for the
Longhorns. He pointed, in
stead, to a hospital list. The
list is down to one player, end
Jimmy Watson, but it once in
cluded a good portion of the
squad who had the flu.
At Dallas, where Southern
Methodist is rated over Oregon,
the Oregon Coach Jim Aiken de
clared his team was in fine
shape physically. As a football
team, he said, they look ‘terri
SMU mentor Matty Bell re
ported one injury on his club.
Offensive center Fred Goodwin
is out with a tom knee carti
The moans from New Or
leans, where Oklahoma and
North Carolina collide in the
Sugar Bowl, and Pasadena
where Northwestern takes on
California, weren’t so loud. But
there wasn’t a coach among ’em
who was predicting victory.
Oklahoma, which prefers to
move on the ground, has been
working on an aerial game,
North Carolina, which has gone
in for pasing, polished up a
ground attack in case of wet
weather. The New rleans wea
ther outlook now is for clouds,
but no rain.
Northwestern coach Bob
Voights continued to scoff at the
six and seven point odds that
favor his Wildcats, but a poll of
reporters on the scene went 15
10 for Northwestern with ont
predicting a tie.
Frank Howard, who guides
the fortunes of Clemson’s un
beaten Tigers, brought a suit
case of good luck charms to
Jacksonville, Fla., where Clem
son faces another brand of Tig
ers from Missouri in the Gator
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